I’m involved with the following professional activities and/or organizations.

2022 | 2021 | 2020

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

2022

  • Awards chair ECIR 2022
  • Co-chair SIGIR 2022 reproducibility papers track
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the SIGIR chapter at Tokyo
  • Member Discovery Lab (with Elsevier)
  • Member Dreams Lab (with Huawei Finland)
  • Member Mercury Machine Learning Lab (with Booking.com)
  • Member National Police Lab AI
  • Scientific co-director AIRLab Amsterdam (with Ahold Delhaize)
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2022

2021

  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Co-organizer SIGIR eCOM’21 Workshop on eCommerce
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the SIGIR chapter at Tokyo
  • Member Discovery Lab (with Elsevier)
  • Member Dreams Lab (with Huawei Finland)
  • Member National Police Lab AI
  • Scientific co-director AIRLab Amsterdam (with Ahold Delhaize)
  • Senior Area Chair EACL 2021
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2021, SIGIR2021, WebConf 2021, WSDM 2021

2020

  • Co-chair workshops TheWebConf 2020
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS, until September 1)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems (until August 1, 2020)
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the SIGIR chapter at Tokyo
  • Member Discovery Lab (with Elsevier)
  • Member National Police Lab AI
  • Program co-coordinator VSNU program The Digital Society (until April 1, 2020)
  • PC member PodRecs 2020
  • Scientific co-director AIRLab Amsterdam (with Ahold Delhaize)
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2020, SIGIR 2020, TheWebConf 2020, WSDM 2020

2019

  • Co-chair Doctoral Consortium FAT* 2019
  • Co-chair FACTS-IR workshop at SIGIR 2019
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the SIGIR chapter at Tokyo
  • Member National Police Lab AI
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • PC member SIGIR 2019 doctoral consortium, SIGIR 2019 tutorials
  • Program co-coordinator VSNU program The Digital Society
  • Scientific co-director AIRLab Amsterdam (with Ahold Delhaize)
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2019, ECIR 2019, SIGIR 2019, WSDM 2019, TheWebConf 2019

2018

  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the eHumanities.nl
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • Program co-coordinator VSNU program The Digital Society
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2018, ECIR 2018, WSDM 2018, WWW 2018
  • Track Chair SIGIR 2018

2017

  • Co-chair eCom workshop at SIGIR 2017
  • Co-chair Neu-IR workshop at SIGIR 2017
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • General co-chair International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval 2017 (ICTIR 2017)
  • General co-chair Web Search and Data Mining 2017 (WSDM 2017)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of eHumanities.nl
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • Senior PC member CIKM 2017, SIGIR 2017

2016

  • Chair of the search committee “Socially Aware Computing”, VU University Amsterdam
  • Co-editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Interim program director MSc Artificial Intelligence
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Programmaleiding CHAT-NL
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative
  • Reviewer for CIKM 2016, NTCIR-13
  • Senior PC member SIGIR 2016, WSDM 2016

2015

  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-chair “Web Search Systems and Applications” track, WWW 2015
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Program co-chair Information Retrieval, CIKM 2015
  • Short paper co-chair, SIGIR 2015
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative

2014

  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems (until June 1, 2014)
  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer) (from September 1, 2014)
  • Director of the Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Director of the Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor-in-chief ACM Transactions on Information Systems (from June 1, 2014)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Journal
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer) (until September 1, 2014)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • General chair, ECIR 2014
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Exact Sciences
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam (CLICKNL)
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PC for ICWSM 2014, WSDM 2014,
  • Member of the PC for WWW 2014
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the CLEF Initiative

2013

  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Associate editor Information Processing and Management
  • Co-chair program committee, SIGIR 2013 (Dublin)
  • Co-chair SIGIR 2013 workshop on Time-Aware Information Access (Dublin)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010)
  • Member of the Board Ad de Jonge Centrum, Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidstudies
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the Expert Committee for the 2013 UNED doctoral consortium (Madrid)
  • Member of the External Advisory Committee of the Galician Network for NLP and IR (RedPLIR; Spain)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PC for BigData’13, NTCIR-11
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Senior PC member for ECIR 2013

2012

  • Area chair SIGIR 2012
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Area chair information retrieval and question answering, EACL 2012
  • Co-chair Doctoral Consortium SIGIR 2012
  • Co-chair SIGIR 2012 workshop on Time-Aware Information Access
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluator for the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010)
  • Member of the Board Ad de Jonge Centrum, Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidstudies
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the ICT-Cluster of the Amsterdam Economic Board (AEB)
  • Member of the Media&ICT Kernteam
  • Member of the Raad van Vijf of The Amsterdam Campus (TAC)
  • Member of the PC for CIKM 2012, COLING 2012, ECIR 2012
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam

2011

  • Area chair SIGIR 2011
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Co-chair Doctoral Consortium SIGIR 2011
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation (Springer; until June 2011)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluation committee VICI NWO Humanities 2011
  • Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Exact Sciences 2011
  • General co-chair CLEF 2011
  • Local co-organizer CLEF 2011
  • Local co-organizer DIR 2011
  • Member of the Board of Governors of SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems)
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2011, AND 2011, CIKM 2011, ECIR 2011, EMNLP 2011, ICTIR 2011, SIGIR 2011 workshop on Social Web Search and Mining: Analysis under Crisis
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Tutorial PC for ECIR 2011, SIGIR 2011
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA (until September 2011)

2010

  • Area chair for ‘Document Representation and Content Analysis’, SIGIR 2010
  • Associate editor ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • Deputy-director Informatics Institute
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (Now Publishers)
  • Editor of the Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation (Springer)
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (Cambridge UP)
  • Evaluation committee VICI NWO Humanities 2010
  • Evaluation committee VIDI NWO Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics 2010
  • General co-chair CLEF 2010
  • Member of the PC for DIR 2010, ECIR 2010, EMNLP 2010, RIAO 2010
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA

2009

  • Area Chair for Question answering, information extraction, information retrieval, EACL 2009
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS)
  • Director Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam (ISLA)
  • Director Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Information Retrieval Series (Springer)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Text Analytics Conference (TAC)
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2009, DIR 2009, ECIR 2009, ICWSM 2009, WePS 2009, WWW 2009
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Senior PC member for SIGIR 2009

2008

  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2008, DIR 2008, ECIR 2008, EVIA 2008
  • Member of the PC for FDIA 2008, ICWSM 2008, KRAQ 2008, LaTech 2008, LREC 2008, QAWeb 2008, SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Focused Retrieval, WI 2008, WWW 2008
  • Member of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC) Advisory Committee
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Peer reviewer European Science Foundation
  • Reviewer for ACL 2008, EMNLP 2008, CLIN
  • Senior PC member for SIGIR 2008

2007

  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Local organization SIGIR’07
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC 2007, DIR 2007, ECIR 2007, EMNLP 2007, EVIA 2007, FDIA 2007, ICTIR 2007, ICWSM 2007, M4M-5, RANLP 2007, SAW 2007, WebDB 2007
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Reviewer for ACL 2007
  • Senior PC member for AIW 2007, SIGIR 2007
  • Reviewer for ACL 2007

2006

  • Co-chair workshops EACL 2006
  • Coordinator of the Blog track at TREC, Dutch QA task at CLEF, WebCLEF task at CLEF, WiQA task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor of Studies in Natural Language Processing (CUP)
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the PC for COLING-ACL 2006 Workshop on Sentiment and Subjectivity in Text, ECIR 2006, ICOS-5, RTE-2, SIGIR 2006, WI-06
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde BA
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde MA
  • Reviewer for EACL 2006, EMNLP 2006

2005

  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Coordinator of the WebCLEF task at CLEF
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (until August 2005)
  • Editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Editor-in-chief for the FoLLI series in Logic, Language and Information
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Committee
  • Member of the Adviescommissie Investeringen NWO Geesteswetenschappen
  • Member of the Evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme 2003-2005
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2005 Workshop on Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence and Entailment
  • Member of the PC for AAAI 2005 Workshop on QA in Restricted Domains
  • Member of the PC for IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning for QA, LACL 2005, M4M-4, WI’05
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Opleidingsdirecteur Informatiekunde
  • Reviewer for IJCAI 2005,
  • Reviewer for LICS 2005
  • Vice-President of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information

2004

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee (until September 1, 2004)
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee (until August 1, 2004)
  • Chief executive officer European Association for Logic, Language and Information (until March 1, 2004)
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group (until April 1, 2004)
  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Co-organizer of the LIT Seminar (until April 1, 2004)
  • Director of the Information and Language Processing Systems group (since April 1, 2004)
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information (until August 1, 2004)
  • Editor of Research on Language and Computation
  • Member of the evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme
  • Member of the CLEF Steering Comittee
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for ACL 2004 workshop on Question Answering in Restricted Domains, AiML2004, AIMSA 2004, BNAIC 2004, WebS 2004, SIGIR 2004 workshop on Information Retrieval for Question Answering, WI’04
  • Member of the PhD Thesis External Review Committee of the ICT Graduate School of the University of Trento
  • Member of the Workshop Programme Committee of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR)
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

2003

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Chief executive officer European Association for Logic, Language and Information
  • Co-chair for the EACL 2003 workshop on NLP for Question Answering
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group
  • Coordinator of the Dutch QA task in CLEF
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Co-organizer of DIR 2003
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Member of the evaluation committee for the NWO-VIDI scheme
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for BNAIC’03, CSL, FG, ICoS-4, ISWC 2003, Second CologNET/ELSNET Workshop,
  • Member of the PC for TIME-ICTL 2003
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

2002

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Chair of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Co-director of the Language and Inference Technology group
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Member of the ICoS Steering Comittee
  • Member of the IFCoLOG Executive Board
  • Member of the PC for AiML 2002, BNAIC’02, CADE 2002, ISWC 2002, FG 2002, Logical Foundations of the Semantic Web (ESSLLI 2002 Workshop)
  • Publicity chair AiML
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information

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2001

  • Chair of the AiML Steering Committee
  • Co-chair of the PC for M4M-2
  • Co-chair of the PC for BNAIC’01
  • Co-organizer of the Computing with Logic, Language and Information seminar at ILLC
  • Co-organizer of M4M-2
  • Co-organizer of BNAIC’01
  • Editor of ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
  • Editor in chief of Studies in Logic, Language and Information
  • Editor of Language and Computation
  • Leader of the Computational Logic group
  • Member of the ESSLLI Standing Committee
  • Member of the PC for LPAR 2001, ICoS-3, TIME 2001
  • Review editor of Journal of Logic, Language and Information